Celebrate the longest night of the year at Upswing Aerial Dance Company (2525 Eighth St., Berkeley) this Saturday. The organization’s biennial party includes an aerial dance performance in which troupe members will swing from ropes, harness tissue, and bungee cords, as well as a dance by the company’s younger student group, Teens Who Fly. Beginning with an invocation led by musicians Sahib Amar and Amar Singh, the evening will ramp up with a performance by the Cajun/zydeco group Midnite Ramblers and a solo piece by vocalist Dave Worm. Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions by participating in an art installation that invites audience members to share their intentions for the New Year.
Led by Paris-born artistic director (and former Alvin Ailey dancer) Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Cedar Lake Ballet Company integrates ballet technique into contemporary forms. Performances choreographed by Crystal Pite, Jo Strømgren, and Jiří Kylián.
Tickets start at $30